DesktopNexus.com – Social desktop backgrounds.

Some of you may have already heard of Desktop Nexus. They’ve been around for a while but this morning they released a new version of the site with some sweet new features. Building on top of the basic format the site now has a much higher emphasis on the community.

If you hadn’t already guessed the site boasts a massive selection of free to download desktop backgrounds. I spoke with 21 year old Harry Maugans this morning and found out a bit more information about the origins of Desktop Nexus.

A long time ago I ran a BMW forum, and we had a small wallpaper section. Well, that section grew shockingly fast, and I realized the demand out there for good wallpaper sites (not many exist). After that realization, I set out on a two year campaign to create the top source for computer wallpapers online. We want to become the household brand name, where everyone goes first (and last) whenever they get tired of their computer background.

This new version has taken almost a year to complete (the first, basic version took roughly two months). I’ve been messing around with the system for the past little while and there are some really quality wallpapers over there. It’s also a very useful site for finding twitter backgrounds.

If you feel your desktop background is a little un-inspired, head over to Desktop Nexus and change it.

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3 Responses to “DesktopNexus.com – Social desktop backgrounds.”

  • Stefan:
    May 13th, 2008
    4:27 pm

    You should probably put a clickable link so people won’t have to type it in the browser address bar.

  • Jon:
    May 13th, 2008
    7:22 pm

    The image links to the website.

  • Stefan:
    May 14th, 2008
    5:13 am

    Oh, right…
    For some reason I completely ignored it when scanning for a link.

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